Announcements for February 2, 2020

Today is Souper Bowl Sun­day

We are col­lect­ing cans of ready-to-eat soup for Souper Bowl Sun­day. Look for a bin out­side of fel­low­ship hall TODAY. We will donate the soup to the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry in Liv­er­pool and to the Bless­ings in a Back­pack pro­gram that pro­vides week­end meals for chil­dren in need.

Chick­en & Bis­cuit Lun­cheon


10:30 am to 1 pm

Enjoy this Sun­day lun­cheon eat in or take out!

Chick­en & gravy on but­ter­milk bis­cuit, veg­eta­bles, dessert, bev­er­age.

$11 adult, $5 youth, 5 and under free

Thank you for sup­port­ing A Tiny Home for Good

Out­reach thanks every­one for donat­ing to the Christ­mas Love Lights cam­paign. Because of your kind­ness, we will donate $518 to A Tiny Home for Good, an orga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports those who face home­less­ness by pro­vid­ing afford­able, safe, and dig­ni­fied homes and by fos­ter­ing com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ships to ensure res­i­dent sta­bil­i­ty.

Vital Con­gre­ga­tions Town Hall Meet­ings

These are oppor­tu­ni­ties to ask ques­tions about the rec­om­men­da­tions that were pre­sent­ed on Jan­u­ary 26, and dis­cuss them before the March 1 vote.

Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 4  10:30 am, and again at 6:30 pm

Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 9  10:30 am

Con­gre­ga­tion to vote at Church Con­fer­ence March 1   10:30 am

Copies of the report are avail­able at the Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter in the main church cor­ri­dor, or by email (request to

Con­fir­ma­tion Class begins Feb. 9

Con­fir­ma­tion Class will be offered for youths in 7th grade or high­er on these Sun­days at 4 pm: Feb­ru­ary 9, 16, 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22.
Palm Sun­day will be the day the Con­fir­mands are wel­comed as full mem­bers of the church. Please let Pas­tor Bob or Karen Gloyd know if your child will be part of this expe­ri­ence (315–457-5180).

Noisy Can Col­lec­tion for mis­sion project TODAY, Feb­ru­ary 2

Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mit­tee is work­ing with the Con­fer­ence Mis­sion Cen­tral Hub to pre­pare hygiene kits in Fel­low­ship Hall on Feb­ru­ary 23 after the 9:30 am ser­vice.

More than 1000 hygiene kits were used to sup­port relief efforts due to this Fal­l’s flood­ing to the east of us.

To help pur­chase mate­ri­als for the kits, we will col­lect coins and cash today, Feb­ru­ary 2.

Please help weigh down the cans, so we can light­en the load for oth­ers.

Basic Lay Ser­vant Course — March 20 & 21

Sharon Hart­man and Kay Phillips will teach this class at Liv­er­pool 1st March 20 (6 — 9 pm) & March 21 (9 am — 4 pm).

Help the home­less by donat­ing socks & per­son­al care sup­plies

Want to help the home­less? John Tumi­no from In My Father’s Kitchen is com­ing to the Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group meet­ing in Feb­ru­ary to share infor­ma­tion about his pro­gram. He also dis­trib­utes white socks (no dress socks), trav­el size deodor­ant, wet wipes, and kleenex tis­sues to peo­ple in need. Dona­tions of these items will be accept­ed at a bin in the church cor­ri­dor.

Thank you for sup­port­ing this min­istry. Con­tact the church at 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.


The 2020 sched­ule and fly­ers for events/trips are avail­able in Fel­low­ship Hall on the Senior Min­istries table.

We wel­come peo­ple of all ages to join us on our trip to Cape May, New Jer­sey — depart­ing on Fri­day, May 1 and return­ing on Sun­day, May 3. For those employed you would only need to use one vaca­tion or per­son­al day.

Check out our fly­er for infor­ma­tion.

Please pick up your 2020 Offer­ing Envelopes

Please stop in the main cor­ri­dor to pick up 2020 offer­ing envelopes. Box­es are arranged in alpha­bet­i­cal order by last name. If you do not have a box and wish to use them, con­tact Eliz­a­beth at 315–457-5180 or


Meets Mon­days at 1p m

After more than 2–1/2 years, we will soon com­plete the Old Tes­ta­ment and begin study­ing the New Tes­ta­ment in time for East­er. It has been a reward­ing jour­ney! Every­one is wel­come to join at any time.

Led by Pas­tor Bob Vizthum

Cross­roads Dis­trict Train­ing Day

Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 8 at the Upper New York Con­fer­ence Cen­ter

7481 Hen­ry Clay Blvd., Liv­er­pool, NY 13088

9 am — 4:30 pm

Every­one invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in this day of work­shops. Attend one or more of the work­shops. Cost is $10 and lunch is includ­ed.

Work­shop descrip­tions and reg­is­tra­tion forms are at the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter, or vis­it to down­load and print the reg­is­tra­tion form. For info., con­tact Anne at the dis­trict office (315–898-2029).

Five cents makes a dif­fer­ence

Donate return­able bev­er­age con­tain­ers to the LFUMC Youth account at MSK Bottle/Can Return on Rt. 57 to sup­port Casowas­co camper­ships. Or, leave them in the church kitchen for our vol­un­teers to return.

Keep deposit­ing your bot­tles and cans for the church’s Camper­ships Fund at MSK Returns. We just received our lat­est check — $120. Thank you!

Quilt min­istry seeks vol­un­teers

The Prayer Quilt min­istry meets on Tues­days at 10 am to mea­sure, cut, iron, sew, and tie knots. They are seek­ing more vol­un­teers to assem­ble quilts. Stop by church on Tues­days or call 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Now col­lect­ing ready-to-eat pas­ta

Bless­ings in a Back­pack is seek­ing dona­tions of ready-to-eat pas­ta meals (any brand, any child-favorite fla­vors). For many chil­dren, food is their most impor­tant school sup­ply. Infor­ma­tion is at the col­lec­tion bin in the main cor­ri­dor.


Wednes­days at 6:45 pm

Led by Pas­tor Bob Vizthum

Come with your Bible and an open heart!

New par­tic­i­pants are wel­come at any time for this ongo­ing study.

Meets in the Memo­r­i­al Lounge.

Need help with school work?

Teens in the LIFE Youth Min­istry offer tutor­ing! Chil­dren may come for help the sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of each month from 6 to 7 pm. They help with all core sub­jects — math, sci­ence, Eng­lish, and music. Con­tact LIFE Youth Direc­tor Zachary Mar­tin at or 315–708-2004 for infor­ma­tion.

PEACE Senior Lun­cheon — Mon­days at noon at LFUMC

For senior cit­i­zens age 60 and old­er.

Call PEACE at 315–470-3331 to reserve a meal.

Sug­gest­ed con­tri­bu­tion, $3.50

Spous­es & guests under age 60 wel­come for sug­gest­ed $7

Month­ly menu and oth­er details at

Lunchtime Video Series

The Extra­or­di­nary Life of Jesus of Nazareth

Wednes­days at noon

Join us for a light lunch and view­ing of Dri­ve Thru His­to­ry: The Gospels video series. Con­tin­ues week­ly through­out the win­ter. Come for one or all of them.

Call the church at 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Shows more than 50 sites in Israel — explains the his­to­ry, arche­ol­o­gy, geog­ra­phy, and his­tor­i­cal con­text sur­round­ing the birth, min­istry, death, and res­ur­rec­tion of Jesus.

Altar Flower Spon­sors Need­ed

Spon­sors may take flow­ers after the wor­ship ser­vice.

Pur­chase an arrange­ment in hon­or of some­one’s birth­day, anniver­sary, or oth­er spe­cial day — or in their mem­o­ry.

Flow­ers are need­ed for most Sun­days this win­ter and spring. Some dates fill up far in advance, so call or email the office staff if you have a spe­cif­ic date in mind.


Plan to attend these upcom­ing events

Feb­ru­ary 23 — Mis­sion Project: assem­ble hygiene kits

Feb­ru­ary 25 — Shrove Tues­day pan­cake din­ner

Feb­ru­ary 26 — Ash Wednes­day wor­ship

March 14 — St Patrick­s’s Day lun­cheon & movie

How to con­tact church staff

Church Office: 315–457-5180
Pas­tor Bob Vizthum: 717–885-3498

Karen Gloyd

Kate Smith 

Zachary Mar­tin

Eliz­a­beth Men­gel 

Nan­cy B. James

Rev. Bob Vizthum

Dan Williams

Bill Young